News and Events

June 29, 2017

Home Visiting Research Featured in National Report


A UEPC report on home visiting is highlighted by the Council for a Strong America in Parenting Works: The Public Safety and Economic Benefits of Home Visiting in Utah.

Check out the original report here.

May 18, 2017

Dr. Yongmei Ni Featured in ABC4 Report on Teacher Raises

Dr. Yongmei Ni was interviewed by ABC 4 about teacher raises and salary in Utah.  Check out the segment here.

April 10, 2017

UEPC in the News: Teacher Turnover

Check out the briefs that are referenced in this article here.

More than half — 56 percent — of the public school educators who started teaching in 2008 left the profession by 2015, according to a recent report by the Utah Education Policy Center at the University of Utah.

University researchers say they are still exploring why so many new teachers leave the profession after just a few years in the classroom.

Source: Deseret News

March 20, 2017

















Allison Nicholson, Research Associate at the UEPC, was interviewed by KUER about three teacher turnover research briefs and data brief recently released by the UEPC.  Check out the article and interview here.

In addition, the reports were covered by The Salt Lake TribuneDeseret News, KSL, and US News & World Report.

January 27, 2017



In collaboration with the Utah State Board of Education, the UEPC published three Utah teacher turnover briefs and a summary brief.

Click here to read the briefs.




October 19, 2016



Dr. Andrea Rorrer and Allison Nicholson were featured in a Deseret News article about the Informed Decisions 2016 Utah Educators Policy Brief. The UEPC authored the brief in partnership with the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.



October 1, 2016




In partnership with the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, the UEPC co-published an Informed Decisions 2016 Election Brief on early learning. Click here to read.






September 15, 2016

BRIDGEWORKS DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES: Developing Student Responsive Learning Environments

Above is a video of Dr. Terry Scott’s presentation on engagement and classroom management. (Please do not use the video for trainings without permission from Dr. Scott).

September 13, 2016



Dr. Andrea Rorrer presented on teacher retention in Utah at the Joint Education Conference.

View the PowerPoint slides here.






Jun 28, 2016



Allison Nicholson, Research Associate at the UEPC, and Dianne Meppen, Director of Survey Research at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, sat down with ABC 4 Utah to discuss education issues important to voters as identified by Informed Decisions 2016. See the interview and read the Education Focus Group Snapshot for the “Informed Decisions 2016,” a collaborative project of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and the Hinckley Institute of Politics.




Jun 14, 2016




In collaboration with Utah State Board of Education, the UEPC is exploring the teaching labor force in Utah through multiple data and research briefs. This first brief gives a general overview of the topic of teacher shortages and compiles existing data  to help policymakers and the public understand the issue.  Look for additional briefs in Spring 2017.

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